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Psalms 11:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If the foundations be destroyed, What can the righteous do?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When the pillars are overthrown, What could, a righteous man, do?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— When the foundations are destroyed, The righteous—what hath he done?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made: but what has the just man done?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If the foundations bee destroyed: what can the righteous doe?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For they have pulled down what thou didst frame, but what has the righteous done?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the foundations 8356
{8356} Prime
From H7896; a basis, that is, (figuratively) political or moral support.
be destroyed, 2040
{2040} Prime
A primitive root; to pull down or in pieces, break, destroy.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
what x4100
(4100) Complement
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
can the righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
From H6663; just.
do? 6466
{6466} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make (systematically and habitually), especially to practise.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 11:3

_ _ Literally, “The foundations (that is, of good order and law) will be destroyed, what has the righteous done (to sustain them)?” All his efforts have failed.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 11:1-3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 11:3

Foundations — Piety, justice, fidelity, and mercy, which are the pillars or foundations of a state or kingdom. What — The condition of all righteous men will be desperate.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 11:3

If the (b) foundations be destroyed, what can the (c) righteous do?

(b) All hope of help is taken away.

(c) Yet am I innocent and my cause good.

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Psalms 75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.
Psalms 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
Isaiah 58:12 And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.


2 Kings 19:13-18 Where [is] the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah? ... And have cast their gods into the fire: for they [were] no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
2 Kings 22:12-14 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying, ... So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.
2 Chronicles 32:13-15 Know ye not what I and my fathers have done unto all the people of [other] lands? were the gods of the nations of those lands any ways able to deliver their lands out of mine hand? ... Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?
Nehemiah 6:10-12 Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who [was] shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee. ... And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
Jeremiah 26:11-15 Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man [is] worthy to die; for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears. ... But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the LORD hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
Daniel 3:15-18 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; [well]: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who [is] that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? ... But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Daniel 6:10-28 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. ... So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
John 11:8-10 [His] disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? ... But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.
Acts 4:5-12 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, ... Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Acts 4:24-33 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou [art] God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: ... And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
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